PN-GISD investigating unconfirmed report of meningitis

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Port Neches-Groves ISD officials are investigating a possible case of a high school student with meningitis.

The school district released a statement on its website on Tuesday saying, "We have received an unconfirmed report of a student at the high school with a possible diagnosis of meningitis. Our report indicates the student has been taken to a Houston hospital for further testing."

District officials also state that they are in contact with health department officials and have been advised that the district's next steps are based off of those test results.

The district recommends any concerns about student health be directed to a family doctor.

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Meningitis is an inflammation of of membranes that cover the brain or spinal cord. It can be bacterial or viral. Common symptoms include headache, fever, and stiff neck.